To the Mothers in Zion

children's books croppedAs is so typical, those feminists (say it with derision, come on, you know you want to curl your upper lip as you say it) at Feminist Mormon Housewives are encouraging us to help Ordain Women change its name by calling for us to pool our collective genius and come up with a more “appropriate” (read = quiet, submissive, polite, confusing, passive-aggressive) name for Ordain Women.  Something about staying away from grammatical ultimatums . . . 

Because I’m a woman who knows (ignore the fact I’m doing this from my secular office in the most liberal place in my neck of the woods–a university), my heart turned immediately to my home and to my children (who are probably, as we speak, binge-watching Gray’s Anatomy or Greek while they eat sour cream Ruffles or Takis for lunch because I haven’t been to the grocery store in two weeks and throwing the wrappers on the floor).  

And to all the children’s and YA books we’ve read over the years together while we waited to get so glad that Daddy was coming home. 

So instead of engaging in political and secular discussions (which are unseemly), I propose that we come up with some children’s and/or YA book titles that accurately reflect the events of the last week in the Bloggernacle.  This is obviously more nurturing of us . . .

I’ll start with a few that I came up with.  Please add your own to my growing library.

If you Give a Mouse a Priesthood

MoFem, MoFem, what do you see?

I’m Going on a Priesthood Hunt

The Kissing-*ss Hand

White Priesthood, Black Priesthood, Female Priesthood, oops

OW and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

All-of-a-Kind Mormon Family

OW-a, OW-a, Boom Boom

Curious Michael

Michael and Kate are Friends

From the Mixed-Up Files of Ms. Ally E. Isom

The Taker

Michael and the Erasing Crayon

?? the Spy (not sure who to fill in here . . .)

The Faults in our Handbook

An Abundance of Kates

Looking for Zion

The Membership Thief

But Not the Feminist

Are you there, God?  It’s me, Heather

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time MoFem

Kate Rising

Otterson Shrugged (okay, so this one’s not a children’s book)

The Truth about Feminists

The (non-)Perks of Being a Blogger

The Ex-ing Tree

And here are a few that we can leave as-is:


The Graveyard Book

The Witches

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 

A Wrinkle in Time 

The Hunger Games

His Dark Materials

Lord of the Flies

My Sister’s Keeper

The Lord of the Rings

The Outsiders

Fahrenheit 451

Divergent / Allegiant / Insurgent

I’ve read a LOT of books with my kids (because motherhood).  I could do this all day . . . 

What titles can you add?  Whether modified titles or as-is titles?